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As part of ongoing efforts to diversify their economies and build a platform for sustainable future growth, MENA nations are increasingly turning towards artificial intelligence (AI).

Egypt has an established and dynamic start-up ecosystem, with company founders working across verticals to create innovative digital solutions. The country is home to the fourth-largest ecosystem of start-ups in Africa, with 562 active tech start-ups, according to a 2021 report from Disrupt Africa. Nearly 94% of startups are based in Cairo, with Alexandria accounting for 3.6%...

How is Egypt’s ICT infrastructure changing to support the development of smart cities?

The development of Egypt’s ICT sector is supported by concerted efforts to diversify the economy and develop knowledge-based industries. In FY 2019/20 and FY 2020/21 the sector’s growth significantly outpaced that of the broader economy. This trend is set to continue, with the government working to bolster internet access in rural areas, improve service delivery, and develop...

The onset of the pandemic in 2020 gave rise to global acceleration in the uptake of digital platforms and services. This surge was consolidated in 2021, as it became clear – in emerging and developed economies alike – that digital is the new normal. While in some ways 2020 was reactive, with governments and businesses scrambling to implement digital approaches, 2021 was...

Chapter | ICT & Innovation from The Report: Egypt 2022

The development of Egypt’s ICT sector is supported by concerted efforts to diversify and develop a knowledge-based economy. Indeed, ICT’s contribution to GDP steadily rose from $5.1bn in FY 2017/18 to $8bn in FY 2020/21. Moreover, the pandemic saw a swift increase in demand for telecom services. In September 2021 the authorities announced a $360m plan to provide more than 60m people in 4500...

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